I haven't done much studying in the past week, but my friend and I are still "texting" each other in Gregg most days. Here is today's:
Longhand: "Lots of fog over the Sound this morning."
Not bad. Just a note the 'o' should be something that looks like a longhand 'u' (that's how I remember it--then I have to remember the 'u' is upside down longhand 'u'). "Fog" will be one stroke pretty much, straight from the 'f' the 'o' and the 'g'.
My friend couldn't make our weekly shorthand lunch today because his wife just had a baby, so I "complained" to him:
Longhand: "Jake thinks family is more important than shorthand lunch. WhatEVer!"
I'm especially proud of using "bold" to show syllable emphasis.
Funny. Love the emphasis. I didn't think of bolding the outline. In Gregg, unlike some other shorthand methods, it doesn't matter if it's bold or not so that's a bad idea. You will see posts of it called "shading".
One note, several of these are brief forms that you will learn later, but writing them full is good because it makes you think of each sound and outline.
"Gregg Shorthand had achieved the most extraordinary success ever attained by any system in the history of shorthand." John Robert Gregg, 1922
Hello, everyone doing the January challenge! I took a break from my previous studies, which didn't get very far anyway, so I'm just going to go along with the month schedule as is.
January 1: Anni Manual unit 1 & FM 1, 2
I transcribed the examples in the Anni Manual, then took the reading exercise as dictation with the help of my computer reading each sentence 3 times at 40 WPM. (Very slow, and yet very challenging !)
The reading exercise for FM was much longer, so I just read it. The back of the book says the passage was 502 "standard words", which took me 21 minutes to get through, so I currently read extremely simple material at a rate of ~24 WPM. Ouch.
I'm so lazy, I'm now only in unit 17. But I love stenography. Shorthand is very useful to remember stories. I love to read stories, and it would be quite helpful for me to recite them. Thank you for giving me such a wonderful chance to write words easily and fast.
I'm glad you're having a good time!
But this thread is my own personal log for progress and updates… Admin, could you please move this post to a separate thread? Thanks!